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Augustine of Hippo

Quote of Augustine of Hippo - Nor is it right to say...


Biography - Augustine of Hippo:

Christian theologian and philosopher.
Born: 354 - Died: 430
Period:
5th century
4th century
Place of birth: Algeria
Algeria

Nor is it right to say there are three times: past, present and future. Perhaps it would be more correct to say: there are three times: a present of things past, a present of things present, a present of things future.




Translation

Translation

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French
C'est une impropriété de dire, il y a trois temps, le passé, le présent et le futur. Il serait sans doute plus juste de dire ; il y a trois temps ; le présent du passé, le présent du présent, le présent du futur.

German
Eigentlich kann man gar nicht sagen: Es gibt drei Zeiten, die Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft, genau würde man vielleicht sagen müssen: Es gibt drei Zeiten, eine Gegenwart in Hinsicht auf die Gegenwart, eine Gegenwart in Hinsicht auf die Vergangenheit und eine Gegenwart in Hinsicht auf die Zukunft.




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What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

The future influences the present just as much as the past.

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.

The present is big with the future; the future could be read in the past; the distant is expressed in the near.

The time present of things past is memory; the time present of things present is direct experience; the time present of things future is expectation.

Consciousness is a link between what was and what will be; a bridge between the past and the future.




Quotes for: time


Quotes

Quotes about time:


Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.





Time is a great master; it regulates things well.





It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.





Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.





It takes a long time to become young.





Sadness flies away on the wings of time.











Quotes for: past


Quotes

Quotes about the past:


Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.





The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.





When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.





Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.





The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.





What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.











Quotes for: present


Quotes

Quotes about the present:


Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.





Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Seneca - 





Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.





Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.





The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.





Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.











Quotes

Augustine of Hippo also said...


Patience is the companion of wisdom.





Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.





Love, and do what you will.





Custom is second nature.





What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.





The time present of things past is memory; the time present of things present is direct experience; the time present of things future is expectation.












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